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Windows Vista Home Basic
The last version for Vista is Reader 10.1.13. You need to download/install 10.1.4, then update to 10.1.13.
But Firefox may still think it's an outdated version.
Hi, thanks for your prompt responses.
I am a bit perplexed. I take it that, although I have the latest Adobe Reader XI (11.0.10) installed with the latest update 32 and I can open it and use it to read PDF's it is not the correct version for Vista ? As I said when I used the Firefox plug in check, which triggered this whole issue for me, and clicked the red button to update it took me to an Adobe update install page which only offered the 10.1.4 English UK for Windows download (Which you say is actually the correct version for Vista) but this did not complete because it said I have a more functional version already installed which I presume is the 11.0.10 version ?
Do I now need to download the Adobe Reader 'Full Download': Adobe Reader MUI 10.1 - Multiple Languages version 146.67 MB 6/8/2011 or just the Adobe Reader 10.1.4 update, although I may find that I just get the same result as I do using the Firefox update button, it does not complete and I am informed I have a more 'functional version' installed ? Again there are two options for these Updates on the Adobe download page 'All languages' and 'Multi lingual (MUI) installer' and I am not sure what the difference is or , more important, which to use and the Help>About Adobe Reader offers no clue.
Further advice appreciated as I am a bit flummoxed ! Thanks .
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Let me clarify my earlier statement a bit: Reader X (10.1.13) is the officially last version for Vista. Reader XI (11.x) is not certified for Vista, but I have seen it working on the only Vista computer I know. (The same is true for Reader versions higher than 10.1.10 and 11.0.08 for XP; they are not certified, but actually work fine.)
But I do not know why Firefox is complaining; I have several Firefoxes (37.0.1) that work with the 11.0.10 plugin, and no issue from Firefox.
Alan Marquis wrote:
I checked to see if my Firefox plug ins were up to date...
I see now what you mean: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/ - that also gives me a "vulnerable" status for the 11.0.10 plugin.
However, there is no more update for Vista and XP; Acrobat Reader DC will not run on Vista or XP.
OK, thanks, your replies have clarified a few things for me ( I noticed someone had posted a similar query after me Windows Vista, Firefox 37.0.1, Reader 10.1.13.16 ?newer?than? DC10.1.4 ). I also noticed a similar issue being posted on Firefox help forums but it didn't really get me any further so I might just post a new question about the Adobe Reader plug in update in the Firefox help forum. I will just stick with this Adobe Reader version I have for now as it seems to work OK. May also have a look in the Microsoft Communities Vista forum .
I don't know about your specific question re: multilingual vs all languages downloads, but I had the same issue with Firefox's plugin check and this post in their forum answered it for me: Firefox tells me to update Adobe Reader and after I try to do that Adobe says I already have the most current version.
Hope that helps!
edit: just realized the message I found helpful wasn't the 'chosen solution', so here is what it said (from FredMcD):
"Messages from the plug-in test page should be checked out. BUT, if the support site of a program says you are okay, you are fine.
Many times the test page flags up to date programs. The reason looks to be that no one has told it's database about the newest program versions. So, your version could be v45, but the tester thinks the current is still v44. Then you get the alert. (Notice the version I posted is newer than the one in the database.)
You are in great shape. Safe Surfing."
Hi, thanks for the link. A few people seem to have a similar issue with Firefox add on manager flagging up erroneous updates for Adobe reader. Part of the issue is that the update provided 10.1.4 is actually the last official version for Windows Vista, as pwillener points out in his post above. So the version I have now Adobe Reader XI, ( 184.108.40.206 ) is not certified or supported although it seems to work fine for me. Perhaps this throws a spanner in the works.Anyway my Adobe Reader confirms I am up to date so as FredMcD points out in the Firefox forum that is fine. Have to take a spin round the various forums sometimes to see the full picture.
Alan Marquis wrote:
Part of the issue is that the update provided 10.1.4 is actually the last official version for Windows Vista...
Not quite: Reader X is the last Reader product supported on Vista, and the latest version number is 10.1.13
Thanks again for clarifying the matter and pointing out my error. I am still a bit perplexed by this matter and my grasp of the various elements involved a bit shaky. I had concluded from your earlier posts and a post on the Firefox forum that basically it was OK to keep using the unsupported product I have installed - Adobe Reader XI , version 11.0.10 update 32. I wasn't really expecting any further posts and was a bit lax in my reply to scq33. I will need to be a bit more careful and precise in future but, as I have pointed out, my general computer knowledge is still fairly basic, although with the help from various forums it is slowly improving.
Just to make it very clear:
- Adobe Reader X version 10.1.13 is the last officially supported version for Vista.
- Adobe Reader XI is not "officially" supported on Vista, but it will actually work in most cases.
I'll second Tenderfoot's answer
OK, understood. Thanks for your patience.